Nov. 5, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Notre Dame men’s tennis team continued to impress at the Gopher Invitational on Saturday, winning six-of-nine singles matches and a doubles match.
In Group A, Andrews took down Denver’s Enej Bonin, 7-6, 6-1, in the morning session, before falling to Leandro Toledo, 6-1, 6-4, in the afternoon session. Senior Casey Watt had a tough battle with Minnesota’s Phillip Arndt, taking the match to three sets before losing, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Group B saw Fitzgerald take Minnesota’s Julian Dehn to three sets but couldn’t close out the second set after winning the first, 6-4, falling 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Keeton took down Brendan Ruddock of Minnesota in three sets, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.
Notre Dame swept a pair of Golden Gopher opponents in Group C as McCoy and Pecor topped opponents by scores of 6-2, 6-2 and 7-5, 7-5, respectively.
Moros topped Minnesota’s Juan Pablo Ramirez 6-3, 6-2, and Bandy defeated the Golden Gophers’ Eric Frueh, 7-6, 7-6, in a tight match in Group D.
In doubles action, Keeton and Pecor picked up Notre Dame’s lone doubles victory, as they beat Nebraska’s duo of Tom Blackwell and Drew Freeman, 8-5.
The final day of the invitational begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Group A (Morning Session)
Andrews (ND) d. Bonin (D) 7-6, 6-1
Group A (Afternoon Session)
Toledo (M)ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢’Â¬Ã‹â€ d. Andrews (ND) 6-1, 6-4
Arndt (M) d. Watt (ND) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Group B (Afternoon Session)
Dehn (M) d. Fitzgerald (ND) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Keeton (ND) d. Ruddock (M) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
Group C (Afternoon Session)
McCoy (ND) d. Froment (M) 6-2, 6-2
Pecor (ND) d. Sicora (M) 7-5, 7-5
Group D (Afternoon Session)
Moros (ND) d. Ramirez (M) 6-3, 6-2
Bandy (ND) d. Frueh (M) 7-6, 7-6
Round 2 Doubles
Stenger/Schulze (N) d. Watt/Fitzgerald (ND) vs. 9-8 (7)
Keeton/Pecor (ND) vs. Blackwell/Freeman (N) 8-5
Sicora/Ramirez (M) d. Bandy/Moore (ND) 8-6